Due to precautionary measures and the technological advanced in the past few years; air travel has become safer than before. However, with the new policies and advances that have happened, there are those passengers that still suffer from anxiety when they have to fly on a plane. Some have crippling fear and due to the current events in the world that fear can escalate. There are some basic safeguards that any passenger can implement to ensure they are safe when they fly.
The first thing that a person can do is to prepare their immune system. There are all sorts of bugs and viruses on a plane, and building up the immune system is key. Germs and bacteria are ramped on an airplane and it is all circulated through the air vents. Stay away from any passengers that appear to be sick, and make sure to wash the hands and sanitize as often as possible. Keeping a package of antibacterial wipes handy isn’t a bad idea either.
If a person is afraid of airline incidents, then statistics might help ease this fear. Most planes have incidents when they take off or land, very few while in the air. Connection flights put a person more at risk to have an incident. Flights with many connections are less expensive, but they are not as safe as a direct flight. Sometimes paying a bit more money for peace of mind is worth it.
When booking that ticket, don’t just look at the number of stops alone; look at the size of the aircraft. The bigger the plane, the better the chances it will stay in the sky. Planes that are intended to carry more than 30 travelers are assessed and constructed under different procedures than smaller ones. Bigger aircraft drop into the harshest regulations for design and upkeep. Likewise, the bigger the aircraft, the more likely it will be able to handle a sudden disaster in the air. A traveler is more likely to endure a crash in a big plane than a small aircraft.
When the plane reaches a certain altitude, passengers to get up and walk around. However, when at a higher altitude, this is when turbulence can hit suddenly. There have been incidents when turbulence can knock a person from their seat. Though injuries are uncommon on a flight, they can happen and one of the greatest risks if from turbulence. When the plane is moving, it is best to keep the seat belt on at all times. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part stay seated and buckled.
By following a few basic guidelines, it is easy to fly without incident. Be careful and stay safe in the friendly skies.